Astro Speakers in the South & South West

Below is a list of the Astro Speakers and Lecturers who are registered with us. Click on the 'more details' link against each speaker to expand the information.
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Mr Hugh Allen Oakhill,
Somerset
Map Areas 6,7,9 & 10
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Lecture topics include Spectroscopy: Cracking starlight's hidden code, Binary stars - a history of making waves and The lives of stars

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Tel 07891 582213

Dr Diego Altamirano Southampton Map Area 10
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Lecture topics include Black Holes
Neutron starts and The Most extreme objects in our universe

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Tel 023 8059 1277

Nigel Ball Nantwich, Cheshire Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Nightscape Photography, Photographing the Northern Lights and Deep Sky Astrophotography

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Tel 07771 570086

Dr Nigel
Bannister
Leicester Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include JUICE: ESA's mission to Jupiter, A history of trajectories and Apollo 13: What Saved The Mission?

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Bill Barton FRAS Ipswich Anywhere in the UK Lecture topics include the History of Astronomy, Accidental Death of an Astronomer: Mary Ward (1827-1869) and Mandolins & Meteors: Fiammetta Wilson (1864-1920)

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Jim Bell Lydbrook, Gloucestershire Map Area 7
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Lecture topics include Seasonal tour of the night sky, Introduction to stargazing and KS2 Space (schools)

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Tel 07582 458119

Dr Sarah 
Bosman
London Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Cosmology, Cosmological simulations on supercomputers, the lives of galaxies and Quasars

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Tel 07412 652063

Nigel Bradbury Matlock, Derbyshire Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include two talks on the Northern LIghts Experiences

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Tel 0781 864 9608

Owen Brazell Oxon, Oxfordshire Map Areas 7 & 10
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Lecture topics include Observing Planetary Nebula, Observing Galaxy Clusters and Dark nebulae

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Tel 07715 117178

Dr Rene Breton Manchester Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Testing relativity and gravity with pulsars, the transient sky and gravitational waves.

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Tel 0161 2754195

Peter Bull MBE FRAS Bromley, Kent Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include A Window Through The Universe, An overview of Cosmology and the theories of how the Universe works

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Tel 020 8460 9638

Dr Jane Clark Newport, Monmouthshire Anywhere in the UK and Ireland. Also worldwide by Zoom, Teams or Skype

Lecture topics include: Measuring Solar System Orbits for Yourself, The Orbit of Mars and the History Bios of Tycho, Kepler, Newton Galaxy.

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Tel 07766 464429

 Dr Chris Crowe Harrow, London Map Areas 7,8,10 & 11
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Lecture topics are very extensive

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Tel 07979 330327

John Davies London Map Areas 5,6,7,8,9,10&11

Photometry - Understanding star light, diffraction, pollution, colour and
noise PixInsight - Deep sky processing Astrophotography - from and SRL to a
narrowband SCT

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Tel 07770 697272

Dave Eagle Northampton Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Finding your way around the sky, Practical Astronomical Observing and Astrophotography and Space flight

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Prof Nick Evans Southampton Map Area 10
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Lecture topics include Understanding Nothing - the history of the vacuum, Dark Energy, String Theory and Cosmology

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Dr Rhodri
Evans
Cardiff Map Areas 6,7,8,9 & 10
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Lecture topics include Looking beyond visible light, The accidental discovery of the oldest light and Astronomy from a Boeing 747

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Tel 07749 837178

Mike Foulkes
Hertfordshire Map Areas 7,8,10 & 11
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Lecture topics include The Moon
Planets and Eclipses

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James Fradgley FRAS Wimborne
Dorset
Map Areas 9 & 10
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Lecture topics include Life in the Universe - Are the aliens really there? How (on Earth) did Life Start and Planets, Life & Panspermia

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Tel 07990 558358

Mike Frost

Rubgy, Warwickshire

Map Areas 5,7,8 & 10
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Lecture topics include Isaac Newton and the Surrey Pumas, Norman Lockyer and Jeremiah Horrocks - a Very Curious Astronomer

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Prof Brad Gibson Hull Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Are we alone in the universe, How the universe will end and building a universe in a computer

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Tel 01482 465105

Peter Goodhew London Anywhere in the UK

Talks can be given in person and by Zoom, lecture topics include Planetary Nebulae, Deep Sky Photography, Remote and Robotic Observatories
Amater Research and Discovery.

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Tel 07710 820738

Andrew Green BSc(Hons) FRAS, FBIS
Cambridge Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include In Search of the Aurora, Terrestrial and Extra-Terrestrial impacts and The Apollo Missions

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Tel 01223 440593

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Jane Green FRAS

East Sussex Map Areas 10 & 11
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Lectures on all aspects of astronomy but prefer to present introductory lectures that drive 'perspective'.

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Tel 01323 870977

Martin Griffiths Bridgend,
South Wales
Map Areas 4,5,6,7,8,9,10 & 11
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Lecture topics include Cosmology, Astrobiology, Stellar Physics and Catastrophism

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Dr Peter Grimley London Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Big telescopes, galaxies, the violent Universe and astronomical rings and discs.

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Tel 07738 227477

Prof Martin Hendry Glasgow Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include A wide range of talks in the general area of cosmology astrophysics and gravitational-wave astronomy.

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Tel 01413 305685

 Dr Lilian Hobbs Eastleigh
Hampshire
Map Area 10
but possiby further afield
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Lecture topics include Astrophotography and
Messier Objects

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Tel 07785 264684

Robert Ince Preston, Lancashire Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Astrophotography, citizen science and astronomy tourism.

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Tel 07511 403702

Peter Jenkins Nottinghamshire Map Areas 7,8,10 & 11
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Lecture topics include Astrophotography from DSLR to Narrowband, Capture and Processing of Deep Sky Images and processing Deep Sky Images

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Tel 01623 451090

William Joyce Brighton
East Sussex
Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Astronomy, Astrophysics, Astrobiology and Planetary Science

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Dr Mike Leggett
FRAS FBIS

Milton Keynes

Map Areas 7, 8, 10 & 11
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Lecture topics include Astronomy in the ancient world, Astronomy in the medieval world and Astronomical instrumentation before the telescope

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Tel 01908 503692

Miss Liew-Cain Woking, Surrey Map Areas 10 & 11
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Lecture topics include Galaxy evolution, particularly at low redshifts, Machine learning and Neural networks

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John Mallett FRAS Chichester, East Sussex Map Area 10
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Lecture topics include Astrophotography - 'How do they get dramatic deep sky images', Variable stars - 'Why are amateur observations important' and Cosmology - 'Why do we think there was a big bang?'

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Tel 01243 605649

Dr David
Mannion FRAS
Canterbury, Kent Map Areas 10 & 11
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Lecture topics include Evolution of Stars, Cosmology, Alien Life and The end of the Earth

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Tel 01227 634107

John McEvoy East Hunsbury, Northamptonshire Map Area 10
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Lecture topics include Asteroids, meteorites and comets, Cosmology and Anatomy of the Milky Way

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Tel 07775 592392

Mary Louise McIntyre Kidlington, Oxfordshire Map Areas 7 & 10
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Lecture topics are extensive covering a vast range of astronomy related subjects.

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Michael Morris Bringsty
Worcester
Map Areas 6,7 & 10
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Lecture topics include a series of one hour lectures based on a theme from 'Practical Astronomer'

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Tel 07446 222545

Dr Daniel Mortimer Exeter Map Areas 9 & 10
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Lecture topics include 50 plus years of the International Astronomical Youth camp

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Dr Elizabeth Pearson
Bristol Map Area 10
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The Chelyabinsk Meteor, Proxima b, A very brief history of rovers and landers

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Tel 07837 181562
Neil Phillipson Dorking Surrey Map Areas 7,8,10 & 11
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Lecture topics include Hubble: the $6bn Telescope that changed our view of the Universe and ALMA: The Atacama Large Millimetre/Sub-Millimetre Array – “Supercomputer Astronomy”

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Tel 01306 886758

Roger Pickard Leominster Herefordshire Map Areas 7 & 10
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Lecture topics include Variable stars and stellar evolution, Our Observatory the Earth and How the Earth moves in space. 

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Tel 01568 708136


Gary Poyner

Birmingham Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Variable Stars, An introduction to Variable Star Observing and how to observe and record Variable Stars Historical Novae.

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Tel 0121 605 3716

Mark Radice Salisbury Map Area 10
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Lecture topics include observing the Moon and deep sky observing

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Joanne Richardson Bleadon, Somerset Map Areas 6,7,9 & 10
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Astronomy and Space Interactive workshops and presentions

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Tel 07859 066400

Prof Ian Robson Preston, Lancashire Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Supercool Astronomy, Active Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes

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Gordon Rogers FRAS FRICS Long Crendon, near Thame Buck's Map Area 7
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Lecture topics include The deep space imaging operation of the Crendon Observatory with a 16" RCOS telescope.

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George Sallit Reading, Berkshire Map Areas 7,10 & 11
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Lecture topics include General Astronomy, particularly amateur CCD Imaging

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Tel 01189 744392

Richard Shaw Coatbridge,
Lanarkshire.
Scotland
Will travel anywhere in the British Isles

Lecture topics are numerous

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Jerry Stone
Welwyn
Hertfordshire
Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics are very extensive but include How We Reached The Moon, Is Pluto A Planet and Let's Go To Mars

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Tel 01438 712000

Stephen Tonkin
Hampshire Map Areas 7,10 & 11
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Lecture topics include Ten Ways the universe Tries to Kill You, Two Eyes are Better than One and Pseudoastronomy

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Tel 01425 650713

Sam Walton Dorking, Surrey Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Space Weather,
Protecting the Earth from the ravages of the Sun and The Van Allen Radiation Belts

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Dr Ian Whittaker

Nottingham Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include How does our Sun work, How does our Sun affect the Earth and Predicting and observing space weather.

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Sheridan Williams FRAS Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire
Map Areas 7,8,10 & 11
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Lecture topics include The mechanics of eclipses and A travelogue of eclipse tours

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Tel 01525 237370
Pete Williamson FRAS Whittington, Shropshire Anywhere in the UK and Ireland

Lecture topics include Astronomy & Telescopes for Beginners,
Introduction to The Sun and How the Sun Works

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Tel 01691 653394

Mazin Younis Altrincham, Cheshire Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Searching for Clear Dark sites
Site-testing for Observatories
Astrophotography
General Astronomy

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Tel 07811 188624